Steven Seagal Quotes

  1. You can say that I lived in Asia for a long time and in Japan I became close to several CIA agents. And you could say that I became an adviser to several CIA agents in the field and, through my friends in the CIA, met many powerful people and did special works and special favors.
  2. My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.
  3. I’ve been a musician since childhood, and music is my first love. I love it.
  4. I think the more diversity that one has in his life, the happier he can be, as long as he is able to do whatever he chooses to do at that given time well.
  5. I was a very religious kid. I was raised as an Episcopalian.
  6. It doesn’t work if the bad guys kill his mother’s uncle’s friend’s neighbor’s pet dog. You’ve got to make the stakes high.
  7. I love getting out on the streets and helping people.
  8. My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind.
  9. I was born in Detroit, in an all black neighborhood.
  10. All the movies that I have done I have not been in control of. Sometimes there is a contractual situation where you go to the studio, and they kind of tell you which ones they want you to do.
  11. The most important seed I can sow in this life is my children, and the love and knowledge that I can bestow upon them and the help I can give them.
  12. Believe it or not, there are some things that I have written that would be kind of a dream to make. Hopefully, I will get to finance them… There is something that I wrote called ‘Demon’s Flare’ which would kind of be a dream come true.
  13. I’ve always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals.
  14. I think we’re living in a world where society is very difficult.
  15. I want to make a movie that can grab people by the heartstrings.
  16. It is a lot harder now to be a police officer than what it used to be.
  17. One of the reasons why people – particularly young people – love action movies is because what they are really looking for is justice.
  18. Action films are great, but an action film that has characters that are compelling and a story that people can care about is something even better. We love to see action heroes that are vulnerable, that are sensitive, that are family people, that are accessible.
  19. There was a time when I thought I was doing a good thing with good guys for a good cause. Looking back, I think I really wanted to be a warrior.
  20. You do 1,000 interviews, 20 percent of every one is not what you said, or is twisted a little. If you multiply 20 by 1,000 you’ve got a lot of inaccuracies out there.
  21. I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and for many years studied different paths.
  22. Criminals usually prey on weakness. They can smell it.
  23. I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
  24. Aikido is not merely about fighting and the development of the physical self but the perfection of the spiritual man at the same time. It has very harmonious movements, very beautiful to watch and beautiful for your body to feel.
  25. I love music. I love filmmaking. I love law enforcement. I love doing a lot of the green work that I do, the charity work that I do, and I don’t think that any one person has to be just one thing.
  26. Everybody struggles to come up with stuff that no one has ever seen before. It’s a fine line between trying to get creative and doing something that’s new, fresh and different – yet, for me, something that’s based in reality that would actually work in these situations. These are the keys to great fight scenes and action sequences.
  27. I always hated being a child. I always felt like an adult trapped in a child’s body.
  28. I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
  29. I myself am a very nonviolent person and only resort to violence when I absolutely have to.
  30. Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings.
  31. I’m a hip-hop fan.
  32. Everybody certainly has the right to defend themselves. That’s not to say that they should defy common sense by avoiding or diffusing confrontation. And that’s very, very important.
  33. As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger.
  34. I’ve been a police officer for over 20 years, and I’ve investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes.
  35. For me, in Buddhism there is a plethora of specific teachings that one can seek out and find for the individual dilemmas you may have.
  36. My CIA godfather told me he’d never heard any American speak Japanese so well.
  37. I want to be able to work on a project that will give people around the world the chance to represent their own people, their own culture, their own stories, rather than just Hollywood – really, you know, dominated Hollywood. And that’s a dream of mine.
  38. I love Russia. Some people love Africa, some people love Mexico, some people love purple, the color purple. I love Russia, and I’m not scared to say it.
  39. Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
  40. Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised.
  41. For a while, I had this uncontrollable urge – this addiction to danger. Now I look back and I think, ‘Gee, what an idiot. I was risking my life just for the sensation of it.’
  42. Most of the kids that I meet in the street are serious hardened criminals that I meet in the street, never had a mother and a father to love them, to protect them, to teach them right from wrong and lead them out of crime and gangs and stuff like that.
  43. The secret is not to act, but to be.
  44. I don’t consider myself a martial-arts star. I’d be offended and disappointed if I got a reputation as a martial-arts star.
  45. In general, we as police officers – at least the good police officers – like to look at each situation case by case and always pay close attention to the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law.
  46. I have six children and I love all my kids more than anything in the world.
  47. I would only ever be involved in a reality show that was about real life and had lots of action.
  48. I have made a lot of mistakes.
  49. For me, if God blessed me with that one great hit, I’m satisfied. But I’ve still got a lot in me, and I’d still like to get out there and tell a lot more stories cinematically. And God willing, I’ll get the chance to do that.

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